Additionally, Covington Aircraft Radial Engine Division of Covington Aviation rebuilds R-1340s, I assume you need to have one that needs to be rebuilt and send it to them. But, they may also sell newly rebuilt engines. My guess would be around $40,000 plus shipping.
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6017 posts, RR: 55 Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5538 times:
I know that an R-1830 is not an R-1340.
But I also know that the Foreningen for Flyvende Museumsfly (FFFM or Danish association of flying museum planes) a few years back bought a rebuilt R-1830 (for DC-3) somewhere in the US at $60k.
Following an engine failure it was bought as replacement of the only spare engine on stock, and today it is still stored in the dry, sealed, nitrogen filled container in which it was delivered.
That at least indicates that $40k, as indicated by KC135TopBoom, might be a fair price for a 1340.
I know no more. But sure you are welcome to contact the chairman Mrs. Susanne Broegger at
3fm (at) dc3vennerne.dk for detailed information about where and how. And where 1830's were for sale a 1340 could easily be for sale as well.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
Ferrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5199 times:
Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 4): ...until quite recently it was a popular engine for use in crop-dusters.
Further to this comment which was right off the top of my head, it appears according to Covingtons website that the R-1340 is still being used a lot in cropspraying aircraft in the USA. ...Rather intriguing as the engine was designed and first run in 1925 and last produced by Pratt & Whitney in 1960.